A 10-year plan to improve our NHS

In the last Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed that the NHS is the Government’s number one spending priority. In doing so, he committed to providing an additional £20 billion investment every year in our health services.

January 2019 - Mercury Column

Firstly, may I wish all readers of the Great Yarmouth Mercury a very happy New Year. With Brexit Day drawing ever closer it’s an important year for our country with many exciting opportunities for our nation as we leave the European Union.

A47 snail delay is unacceptable

This week’s news report that Highways England was preparing to delay much-needed work on the A47 to undertake a five-year habitat study has caused consternation amongst local businesses and residents.

Ambitious plans to tackle waste timebomb

Throughout this year we’ve seen the media spotlight on the environmental damage we are causing to the world, particularly with an over-reliance on single-use plastics.

Norfolk Police set for cash boost

The Conservative Government has announced that funding for the police system will increase by up to £970 million next year, the biggest increase since 2010. Police funding in Norfolk could increase by up to £11.2 million in 2019-20 as a result of these changes.

Boost for mental health care

In every community across our country, from the largest inner-city tower block to a leafy suburb to a small and quiet rural village, people continue to suffer from a longstanding health injustice.

Mercury Column - October 2018

More than ever, the annual party conference season has proven important and relevant to the
future of our country. After two decades, of mainstream political parties all occupying nothing but